Buick Regal – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Buick Regal

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The Buick is an executive, luxury car introduced by Motors for the 1973 model North American production in 2004 and began again in For the 2011 model year, re-introduced the Regal to the North market, positioned as an upscale sedan. [ 1 ] Production and sales in have continued since [ 2 ]

First generation (1973–1977) [ ]

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Buick had been the first GM to bring a personal luxury car to with its full-size 1963 but was otherwise slow to react to the lower-priced mid-size personal market, which Pontiac with the 1969 Grand and Chevrolet with the Monte the following year, 1970. At the time Oldsmobile added a notchback coupe to its intermediate the Cutlass Supreme. in 1970 and model soon became best selling intermediate.

a model that could be to compete against the Olds Supreme as well as the Grand and Monte Carlo, Buick the Regal for 1973, as a top line coupe in that division’s A-body line, the Century. The 1973 also marked the of the first major restyling of intermediate A-body design 1968.

A highly trimmed, notchback the first Regal shared its and rear styling with its parent with distinctions to differing grilles and taillight The Regal shared the same pillared hardtop roofline (a with center pillar but doors unlike a sedan and greenhouse (window area) the Grand Prix, Monte and Cutlass Supreme as well as the Buick Century Luxus

Like its corporate cousins, the (and Luxus) featured the fashionable opera windows, were small fixed windows surrounded by sheetmetal, of the traditional roll-down windows. the Colonnade hardtop coupe was in the Regal line in 1973, but a new Colonnade sedan (with and frameless door windows) in 1974 and continued through the model year.

Buick Regal

Regal were generally more than lesser Century with woodgrain trim on and door panels, along door-pull straps and notchback seats with center with either cloth, or vinyl upholstery. Optionally throughout the run was a 60/40 split seat with armrest. For and 1977, the Regal coupe was with the S/R option that reclining bucket seats corduroy upholstery.

The model lasted five with minimal changes, there was a fairly substantial in 1976 (for the coupe – sedans stayed original 1973 sheetmetal 1977), which incorporated the legalized square headlights mounted on coupes, and vertically on – much like the Pontiacs).

The Regal was most commonly by Buick’s 350#160;in³ V8. which was equipment on all models in 1973 and and optional on coupes but remained on sedans from 1975 to and the larger 455 in³ V8 was optional in 1973 and only. Starting in 1975, coupes came standard Buick’s resurrected 231#160;cu#160;in V6 engine previously offered on the from 1964 to 1967; the tooling had been sold to Motors for use in Jeep models was purchased by American Motors in and Jeep became an AMC division) and back to GM by AMC in 1974.

In 1975 and 1976, the Century and were the only mid-sized in America to offer V6 engines. The pattern for this vehicle is

The Century designation was quietly from the Regal in 1975.

generation (1978–1987) [ edit ]

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